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Chris Everett

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Biography: Chris Everett is a safety and risk analyst working for NASA.
 
Location: New York City
 
Proposed Session Title: Bayes Theorem and Skepticism
 
Session Description:
In 1763, the Reverend Thomas Bayes published “An Essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances,” containing what is now known as Bayes’ theorem. Bayes’ theorem remained relatively obscure for two centuries but has since come to the forefront of statistical inference. Bayes’ simple but powerful theorem is notable for its subjectivist interpretation of probability, providing a mathematically rigorous framework for incorporating objective data into our otherwise subjective beliefs. Chris Everett will present a simple derivation of this important theorem and discuss some of its implications for everyday critical thinking and skepticism.
 
Previous SkeptiCamp NYC Events: 2015, 2009

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